They are sick boardshorts. I usually wear a 32 waist and these at 32 run just a tiny bit big. The white is semi-see through when it's wet like any white swim trunks but they dry fast. Expected maybe a little thicker material, but I don't have any worries about rips in them. The DC star ends up right on your left butt cheek, but overall these are great swim/board shorts. For 17 bucks, well worth it.